July 15, 2024

By Juli Clover, MacRumors

The Apple Watch’s health features are making headlines this month, and have been credited with saving at least two lives. Fall Detection came in handy in two emergency situations in Minnesota and Ohio.

In Minnesota, Apple Watch user Michael Brodkorb was hit by a vehicle that then fled the scene. His Apple Watch detected the impact using Fall Detection and dialed 911 after he was unable to respond. “I was just shocked,” he said. “I mean, just the sheer force of what it’s like to get hit by a vehicle.”

In Cincinnati,

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83-year-old William Fryer was walking on the Ohio River Trail when his knees gave out. No one was around, but his Apple Watch detected the fall, called emergency services, and alerted his daughter.
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For much more detail, read the full story at MacRumors: https://www.macrumors.com/2023/05/12/apple-watch-fall-detection-saves-two-lives/

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